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1. What is the application deadline? 2. Are there separate applications to apply to Seattle University and to the BSN Program? 3. What is a complete application? 4. How many times per year does the College of Nursing admit students to the BSN Program? 5. What are the minimum GPA requirements to apply to the BSN Program? 6. What are the nursing prerequisite courses? 7. Do I have to have all of the pre-requisite courses completed before I can apply? 8. How long should my Nursing Personal Essay be? 9. Is prior volunteer service or work experience required for admission? 10. English is not my first language. Must I provide proof of English Proficiency? 11. What credits can I transfer into the BSN program? 12. I earned college credit through Advanced Placement for statistics and calculus; do I still need to take those prerequisites? 13. I am a Running Start high school student. Do I apply as a freshman or a transfer? 14. What are some of the health-care facilities that serve as settings for clinical courses?
The application deadline for fall 2015 admission is December 15, 2014. All application materials must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by this date for the application to be considered. Click here for Transfer Application Timeline.
Applicants will apply to the BSN Program using the Undergraduate Transfer Application (also known as the Common Application). When completing the University application, applicants will be asked to indicate their intended program of study, (i.e. nursing). In this application, applicants will provide their Nursing Personal Essay in the space designated for a personal statement.
A complete application includes:
Students are admitted once a year, for the fall quarter. Note: If you are an international student you must also submit a Declaration of Finances
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75 Minimum Nursing Pre-Requisite GPA: 3.0
Note: these are the minimum GPA requirements needed to apply to the BSN program, our most competitive applicants generally have higher GPAs.
No. However, the more pre-requisites that you can have completed before you apply, the better. Additionally, if you are accepted, all pre-requisites must be completed by the end of the spring quarter before you start the program.
A minimum of1½ and a maximum of 2 pages. Click here for more information about the Nursing Personal Essay.
No - However, applicants are highly encouraged to take hold of any volunteer or job shadowing opportunities they may have available to them. This will help applicants better determine if nursing is the right professional fit.
Policy at Seattle University requires that all applicants whose first language is not English provide proof of English Proficiency regardless of their length of residency in the United States, their citizenship or their immigration status. Applicants must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results, International English Language Testing System (IETLS) results, or Michigan Proficiency Test results. Note: Applicants whose test results would require enrollment in Seattle University’s Cultural Language Bridge Program are not eligible for admission into the BSN Program. Click here to learn more about English proficiency requirements.
The transfer of credits from another institution depends on the number of credit hours earned, course content equivalency and final course grades. You can find course description information in our undergraduate bulletin (www.seattleu.edu/regis). Transfer guides for Washington State community colleges can be found here.
If you took an Advanced Placement Examination (or International Baccalaureate or CLEP) and obtained the minimum required score, credit may be granted. Note: Applicants must submit official scores directly to Seattle University from the testing organizations.
If you are a running start student and will be graduating from high school at the end of the academic year, you must apply to Seattle University as a freshman. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more details on applying.
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